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Designation: F 1970 – 05

An American National Standard

Standard Specification for

Special Engineered Fittings, Appurtenances or Valves for use in Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) or Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Systems1
Thisstandard is issued under the fixed designation F 1970; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

1. Scope 1.1 This specification covers fittings,appurtenances and valves which are to be used with pipe and tubing complying with Specifications D 1785, D 2241, D 2846, F 441 or F 442, or other piping as specified by the fittings manufacturer. These products, such as unions, flanges or valves, are not included in the scope of existing ASTM specifications. This specification includes minimum requirements for testing, materials, dimensions,workmanship, marking, and in-plant quality control. 1.2 Fittings or appurtenances covered by this specification are generally either molded, fabricated, or assembled from molded or machined components. The materials used in components include rigid thermoplastics, thermoplastic elastomers, elastomerics, and metals. The body or main portion of the fitting, appurtenance or valve is typically PVC, CPVC, PE or PA(nylon). All products covered by this standard are intended to be used in PVC or CPVC plastic piping systems, or as a transition from these to metal systems. 1.3 The application of these products to gas service is beyond the scope of this specification. 1.4 The products covered by this specification are intended for use with the distribution of pressurized liquids only, which are chemicallycompatible with the piping materials. Due to inherent hazards associated with testing components and systems with compressed air or other compressed gases some manufacturers do not allow pneumatic testing of their products. Consult with specific product/component manufacturers for their specific testing procedures prior to pneumatic testing.
NOTE 1—Warning: Pressurized (compressed) air or other compressedgases contain large amounts of stored energy which present serious safety which present serious safety hazards should a system fail for any reason.

devices and shall not be used for the protection of a potable water supply. For definitions and requirements of backflow prevention devices, consult model plumbing codes and ASSE.2 1.7 Due to the complex and installation-specific concerns surroundingchemical resistance and corrosion, this specification does not address the compatibility of the products with all possible end-use environments. Additional testing specific to the end-use environment is recommended if the system is conveying liquids other than potable water. 1.8 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are given forinformation only. 1.9 The following safety caveat applies only to the test methods and in-plant quality control portions, section of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability ofregulatory limitations prior to use. 2. Referenced Documents 2.1 ASTM Standards: 3 D 1598 Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure D 1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings D 1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics D 1784 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC)...
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